Detached live oak (Quercus virginiana Mill.) leaves were immersed in aqueous solutions of 4-amino-3,5,6-trichloropicolinic acid (picloram) or (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxy)acetic acid (2,4,5-T) for periods up to 4 hr. Herbicide concentration ranged from 10−3 to 10−6M; solutions were adjusted to either pH 4, 6, 7, or 8. Absorption of picloram in the presence of equimolar concentrations of 2,4,5-T exceeded that noted for picloram alone. The presence of picloram in the treating solutions had no effect on absorption of 2,4,5-T. This technique allows evaluation of absorption and penetration characteristics of mixtures of herbicides, solvents, and adjuvants.