This introduced groundcover is commonly known as shepherd's needles.
Bidens alba var. radiata is described as a "dicot" in the Asteraceae family.
In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act it is not classified as it is not native to Queensland. Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.
In the Fraser Coast region recorded only on K'gari (Fraser Island).
It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census but is not listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.