|Distinctive Features||Large fruit-gems|
|Ancestor(s)||Protosagania, Hexapodia, Testudohexapodia, Tubular Testudohexapodia, Testudohexapodia acta, Purple Puffplant, Berry Puffplant, Violetgrass, Hermangrass|
Runanchors were a species of violetgrass that inhabited the Ichthys River, on the continent of Glicker. They survived for 112,500,000 years, existing on the planet between the Ladymian Period to the Kingon Period, roughly from the planetary years 4,412,500,000 - 4,525,000,000.
Although they seemed to have been in a significant decline by this point already on their own, they were believed to have been a victim of a meteor impact during Generation 123 that struck the border between Flisch Chaparral and the Flisch Temperate Woodland. This great affected the areas of the biomes that surrounded this area, which not only included the Ichthys, but also the nearby Flisch Savanna, Krakow Scrub, Flisch Temperate Rainforest, Flisch Marsh, Flisch River, Flisch Lakes, Ichthys Swamp, Flisch Beach, and King Beach. This killed all lifeforms over 1 meter in size, which included the Runanchor. This disaster also created the Ramul Crater.
The hermangrass has slowly crept into the waters of the Ichthys River, and has become the runanchor. Because of a lack of predators in these waters, the runanchor flourished and grew many times its original size.
Much of their form consists of a single, thick stalk which ends in the grass's large berry. Because of the heaviness of this object, the leaves have evolved into a wide lily pad-like shape to displace its weight and thereby keep afloat.
Rather than its ancestors' method of growing new gems on their leaves, the runanchor instead grows stolon, which end in a heavier gem than its predecessors. These "runners" are light enough to be significantly weighted down by the gems, forcing them into the riverbed. After about a week of physical contact with the bed, it takes root and begins to sprout another runanchor, still attached to the mother-plant. This can create small "forests" over time, much like Earth's alder trees or strawberries can do.