To make the best garden, one needs to provide the plants needed to attract the beautiful creatures of nature that thrive on beautiful plants. Butterflies interacting with nature have always been a beautiful site to see among a sea of colorful and vibrant flowers, but are you aware of the flowers that attract them in the first place? Milkweed is a plant whose very existence brings good fortune to the plants it is planted with and the wildlife it inevitably attracts. Not only do the Milkweed plants provide shelter for the eggs of a monarch butterfly, but it also adds nutrients to the larvae once they are born. Milkweed, if consumed often, can eventually help them grow into fully matured butterflies. In addition to food for Butterflies Facts, Milkweed can be fed to humans. The edible milkweed species tend to be found in salads or smoothies, while their seeds are commonly dehydrated to create bird feed. Milkweed continues to help those up the food chain by supplying food and nutrients to small insects, such as caterpillars, that inevitably become prey to birds or bats, creating a balancing act along the food chain. The Milkweed plants also provide a sense of protection to your garden because it acts as a pesticide for insects that tend to come in and eat crops up or wholeheartedly destroy the decorum of your garden. When you add Milkweed to your garden, not only are you adding a layer of protest to your plants, but you are also enhancing the beauty appeal of your garden tenfold. Wherever the sweet aroma the Milkweed plants give off is, butterflies are sure to follow, placing a screen of beauty over your plants that will surely be the highlight of your mornings.