Publication: Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 2: 205. 1818.
selected vouchers: WTU
Notes: FNA splits out C. garberi and C. hassei which H&C lumps under C. aurea.
FNA23: "he orange perigynia of Carex aurea are unique in North American Carex. The color does not develop until the perigynia are fully mature and ready to be shed, hence most herbarium specimens do not show that feature."