On damp shaded hillsides in garigue, by roadsides or in moist rock crevices or in pine forest at 50–1650 m altitude.
Native to Cyprus and southern Turkey, it is found in Akamas, Ayia, Stavros Psokas, Tripylos the Troödos forest, Platres, Ayios Theodoros (Adelphi Forest), the Makhera and Limassol Forests, Kellaki, Pentadaktylos, Yialousa.
Gagea juliae is a bulbous perennial herb with erect stems 2–20 cm high. Flowers yellow internally with a broad greenish stripe externally on each perianth segment. Flowering February–April.