Until recently Gagea lutea and Gagea spathacea were known from only a small number of localities in the province of Drente. In the years 1969 to 1971 a large number of new localities of both species was discovered. Gagea lutea is only recorded in or close to villages on the “Hondsrug”, a ridge formed during the Riss glacial period. In the villages of Eext and Gieten this species is found in at least 12 localities, under hedges, in gardens, along roadsides, etc. In the northern part of the province of Drente Gagea spathacea was found in several places, nearly all of them in small relicts of woodland (Alno-Padion and Carpinion).