Publication: Cent. Bot. Anmerk. 57 . 1781.
selected vouchers: WTU
Notes: FNA23: "Although common northward (but not at the highest latitudes except in District of Mackenzie and Yukon), this circumboreal sedge is occasional to rare throughout much of its United States range. Carex diandra was reported from Tennessee by J. K. Underwood (1945) and in lists of Tennessee plants on the basis of an old specimen that has been destroyed. H. A. Gleason and A. Cronquist's (1963, 1991) report for Missouri, quoted in later floras and catalogues, is believed to be erroneous. See comments under C. prairea."