He seems to have passed it and to have plucked it casually,—but it is a boutonniere with tin foil round it.
No woman ever combined a carnation and a rosebud into a boutonniere.
Then as she glanced at the lapel of his coat she continued: "And you must have a boutonniere; may I select something for you?"
Seven violets so treated will be sufficient for one boutonniere.
He lifted the lapel of his coat, carrying the boutonniere to his nose.
It is a little stringy for a boutonniere, but it fills the modern-trained eye as no other flower can fill it.