Santa Clara Goosefoot
This shrub with typical oak-like leaves belongs in the Amaranthaceae and is a close relative of Quinoa and other useful plants. It has virtually been exterminated from its native habitat by introduced herbivores. Native only to Santa Clara Island in the Juan Fernandez Archipelago off the coast of Chile, it is only known from one remaining adult plant in the wild. While the species is hardy and quick-growing, it is no match for a plague of rabbits. In cultivation it should thrive in any cool, moist climate. Save the seeds that you produce and share them with friends, as cultivation is the only means by which this species will survive.