Large shrub to a small tree. Generally a chapparal component but I've seen one thrive next to a lawn for decades becoming a nice patio tree.
A lone Mountain Mahogany grows from an unreachable spot amongst Polypody ferns on this rock above Quarry Falls. Cercocarpus is supposed to be like ice cream for deer which are abundant here. The following pictures show an area I weeded below these rocks.
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