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Pink flowered garden plant (a bit like Hesperis)

Observed: 3rd September 2013 By: grooveytom
Garden
Description:

I found this in my local park the other day and thought initially it was a garden variety of Hesperis but it has an extra petal, so it must be something else - presumably non-native.
Any thoughts or guesses would be very much appreciated!
Thanks

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lavateraguy's picture

It looks ...

... as if a wildflower seed mix has been sown. I thought at first that it might be Agrostemma githago, which is a common constituent of such seed mixes (and is an ancient introduction, formerly common in cereal fields), but it lacks the long sepals of that species. Stace says that the related Agrostemma gracile has turned up in seed mixes on occasion.

It would help if we could see the rest of the plant.