“Short, broad-leafed red flower with long roots, found near water sources. Leaves are edible. Appears to have restorative properties, but is usually irradiated, so continued consumption not recommended.”— Senior Scribe Neriah, Botany terminal - The Prydwen
The Bloodleaf plant grows in water containing little radiation, like streams and other shallow water sources. There is only one variant found in the Commonwealth and is moderately common, usually found in groups of 3–10 depending on the area in question. It is an ingredient used in making squirrel stew at cooking stations for a 2% XP gain for 2 hours. It can also be used to make Skeeto Spit or Ultra jet at a chemistry station. For the Chemist perk, this item is treated as a chem; the HP gained from consuming it will increase.
Near bodies of water in northern parts of the Commonwealth.
There are about 24 along the banks of the circular stream and within the knoll it encircles, southwest of Recon bunker Theta and northeast of Lake Quannapowitt. To find some of them continue either southwest to Lake Quannapowitt and along the patchy riverbed southeast of Recon bunker Theta.
There are 10 along the stream north-northeast of Sanctuary Hills. Those almost directly between Vault 111 and the town do not respawn.