Photo by Joe Duft

Northern (Multi-flowered) Viguiera
Viguiera multiflora  Nutt.

Looks like a small-sized sunflower, but the plant is slender-stemmed and more branching then the sunflowers.  Both ray and disk flowers are yellow. Flowers from the latter part of July to first part of September.  Found in dry open areas around foothills and mountains up to the timberline in eastern Idaho.