The yellow flower in the album linked to below is blooming right now. It's not a sunflower. The plant is low to the ground, about 6 inches tall? It's blooming right now in the Pacific Northwest (where daytime temp is about 50 degF).
Can you help me figure out what it is? Here's an external link to my friend's Facebook site. You don't have to be a Facebook user to access this link: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=30615&id=100001630264700&l=a44c7fd103
I know the picture doesn't show the leaves well. If nobody knows what it is from what I've shown, my friend will take some more pics.