What plant is this

I noticed this year in a local field that this plant with a single pea like pink flower at the top of what I can only describe as a stem similar to that of a snakeshead fritillary. Can anyone tell me what it is please. the flower is about 1/4" across and the whole plant is very delicate and appears in a single patch of grass and other wild plants. The whole plant is about 12-14" high.

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  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    What an unusual plant, the back of the flower looks like corncockle but not the rest of it,could it be a type of orchid? image
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,090

    I can't really see the flower shape but If it's a pea it might be grass vetchling, Lathyrus nissolia. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,722

    Think you have it there Nut image - couldn't for the life of me remember what it was calledimage 

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  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Wow, i didnt realise there were large flowered ones, ive only seen the tiny ones image
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,722

    I think the size is more to do with the camera angle image

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  • nicedavejcnicedavejc Posts: 10

    I think you're right nutcutlet. I checked out the name elsewhere and thats it! It's actually a tiny flower but not as leafy as a vetch. More grassy and delicate. Thank you!

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