ID please - curly-leaf oak
This shrub grows on rocky ridges in local Chaparral woodlands, such as in Sunol Regional Wilderness, CA (where these photos were taken).
I've always called it "curly-leaf oak", because the leaves look oakey to me; however, I cannot find any oak that looks like this, so I suspect I am completely off base!!
This particular sample was 5-6 feet high, but most of them seem to hug the rocks where they grow. I've never seen the plant in blossom, in several years of observing.
Does anyone recognize it?
photo of branch:
close-up of leaf cluster