Publication: Bot. Gaz. 21: 5. 1896.
selected vouchers: WTU
Notes: SPNW: "Taxonomy of Carex hassei and relatives is controversial. It has often been merged with C. aurea and/or northern and eastern C. garberi. Even treated as a separate species, C. hassei has more variation than is typical of most Carex species. Variants include coastal CA plants called C. saliniformis; serpentine plants of NW CA and SW OR with a mix of 2 and 3 stigmas; small neat plants of alkaline springs in NV; and plae, robust plants of the San Bernadino Mts. of S CA."