milkweed is a vital plant to many species of insects that depend on it
for food and shelter. Monarch Butterflies, Milkweed Bugs, and Milkweed
Leaf Beetles only eat milkweed, and could not survive without it. Many
other animals, from a Monarch to a Honey Bee to a Ruby-throated
use milkweed as a major source of food. Common milkweed is also used
shelter by Goldenrod Spiders, White-footed Mice, and the Carolina
just to name a few.