The flower has 14 yellow petals and a brown center:


I'm hoping someone can identify it. It was by a pond in southern Utah. I thought it was a Brown-eyed Susan, but the stems are not hairy.


Possibly Helianthus debilis, but without sight of the leaves, overall growth habit, together with height, it's hard to ID correctly.

  • Definitely looks like a type of helianthus (sunflower) to me. I used to live in southern Idaho, and these were a common sight along roads and ditches.
    – TeresaMcgH
    Apr 21 '14 at 18:07

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